The Oakland Raiders got on the board first with a one-yard touchdown run from ReShard Lee to cap a 70-yard drive. Quentin Jammer added an assist with a pass interference penalty on an uncatchable ball that cost San Diego 24 yards.
Stephen Cooper's blown coverage allowed Aaron Brooks to hit a wide open John Madsen along the left sidelines and Madsen took it 57 yards down to the two. On the next play, Brooks hit Madsen for the touchdown – the first of his NFL career – and a 14-7 lead.
The Chargers converted a Quentin Jammer interception deep in their zone into a touchdown when LaDainian Tomlinson received a toss right and instead of running the ball he threw it to a wide open Antonio Gates for a 19-yard touchdown and tie game, Tomlinson's second passing touchdown of the year. The drive featured a strange fourth down conversion that saw Vincent Jackson throw an illegal forward pass after the reception.
After forcing a three-and-out, Tomlinson broke free for a 44-yard run to set the Bolts up deep in Oakland territory. The star back completed what he started with a ten-yard touchdown run to give San Diego their first lead of the game. It was the only one they needed.
Drayton Florence intercepted a fourth down pass to seal the victory.